All fifth graders who participated in the D.A.R.E. program this year learned great life lessons. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is taught by local police officers. These students were eligible to enter the D.A.R.E. vehicle design contest.

“The students were receptive to working with the police officers,” said Butterfield Canyon Elementary Principal Jay Eads. “It was a positive reaction and the positivity will help them gain resiliency and make good choices.”

Herriman Police officers Burns and Marisha Manzano were the officers that taught the D.A.R.E. program among the city’s seven elementary schools. Burns and Manzano are connected to the junior high schools in the area. They work in the elementary schools that feed into the junior high schools they’re assigned to. This benefits both the students and the officers because they get to know each other.

“The students did a great job on their designs and the cars were covered until the unveiling,” said Sergeant Lopez, supervisor over the resource officers. “It’s been going great, the community loves it and we get lots of good feedback. The D.A.R.E. program has been in place since the Herriman Police Department was established.”

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